Features

My projects and full-length essays.
 

  1. Loving v. Utah and Mormonism's Embarrassing Saga of Marital Policy

    A look at Utah's fight over Amendment 3 including its parallels to Loving v. Virginia and the Mormon Church's unenviable position as it once again finds itself clinging to an antiquated notion of marriage.

  2. When Police Kill the Homeless

    When police kill the homeless, they often do so with impunity. I've tagged this entry as a 'feature' due to the magnitude of its length more so than of its quality, but it does probe an important issue at the nexus of my libertarian and anti-capitalist motivations. It is my first (and rough) attempt at applying some ideas from the first volume of Agamben's Homer Sacer to the criminalization of homelessness (following Feldman's lead).

  3. Why I Don't Vote

    Remembering Saint Max on this All Saints' Day: A spooky explanation of why I don't vote from an individualist's perspective.

  4. Transcript of Dateline NBC's Exposé of Gabriel of Sedona

    After I posted three links to a video of a Dateline episode featuring a small Arizona religious group, two of the three hosts received DMCA take-down notices from the group's lawyer and took down the video. So I pulled out my stenotype keyboard and made this quick transcript of the 40-minute program. Corrections welcome.

  5. Jesus on [Same-Sex] Marriage

    I hate how people try to appeal to Jesus to support their own ideas of who should or should not be candidates for marriage. Jesus' teachings do not so easily lend themselves to those who would rule over their neighbors.

Weblog

Usually shorter thoughts and commentary on current events.

  1. May Day 2014: I'm too shy for this social activism stuff

    My experience in Denver on May Day, and a pamphlet I made out of the Wikipedia article on the Haymarket massacre.

  2. On the Cecily McMillan Conviction

    Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street protester, was recently convicted of felony assault on a police officer.

  3. On the Campaign for Liberty's Technology Revolution Manifesto

    The contradictory concepts at the foundation of the C4L manifesto reflect, I think, the confused liberal notion of "private property." The term, which in an economic context refers to "private property in the means of production" and specifically the legal right of capital owners to appropriate the products that non-owners create with capital, is equivocated in individuals' minds to "private property" in the sense of being secure in ones' own possessions. By using the same term for very different concepts, the victims of private property (in the capitalist sense) come to associate the very means of their exploitation as being necessary to their security and happiness.

  4. Informant: The Brandon Darby Documentary

    Yesterday the NATO 3 were sentenced, and I watched a documentary about Brandon Darby -- an FBI informant who got some kids arrested for making Molotov cocktails at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

  5. Loving v. Utah and Mormonism's Embarrassing Saga of Marital Policy

    A look at Utah's fight over Amendment 3 including its parallels to Loving v. Virginia and the Mormon Church's unenviable position as it once again finds itself clinging to an antiquated notion of marriage.

Linklog

A list of interesting links I find on the world wide web.